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New playground opens at Udall Park

Posted at 5:33 PM, May 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-27 20:42:57-04

After months of planning and design, the City of Tucson now has a new playground to show off to the eastside community. 

On the old playground, parents had reported seeing exposed metal, missing playground parts and said the only places their kids could play safely was the swings and slide. 

After a grant from "Kaboom", $100,000 from UnitedHealthCare and $8,500 raised by parents in the community, the new playground shows little signs of what it used to be. 

"It was a little rustic, you know, it was a little rustic but this is amazing what they've done so we've already had some fun but we haven't even been over to this part yet so we can't wait." 

Parents say some of the welcomed changes include wood chips on the ground underneath the playground and a sturdy playground for kids to jump and play. 

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